Popular Tourist Destination of Kolkata :

Posted by-Kalki Team

The City of Joy, Kolkata is rich in cultural heritage and age old traditions. Located at the Eastern banks of the Hoogly, Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. The region came under the Suzerainty of the Nawabs of Bengal under the Mughals and eventually the British who took full control of the city in 1772. The city was also the capital of India under the British and was the nucleus of the Indian Independence Movement. The soul of the city lies with its historic buildings and monuments. Here are 10 popular tourist destination of Kolkata.

Victoria Memorial... The Victoria Memorial was built in the memories of Queen Victoria after her death in 1902. The magnificent building was designed by William Emerson at the cost of 10.5 million INR which was voluntarily donated by British and Indian people. Inside the Memorial there are various painting of the Royal British families, royal and historic artifacts, lithographs and documents of the historical interests.

Eden Gardens... Eden Gardens are a massive capacity cricket ground and is often called a Cricket Colosseum. The Eden Gardens are the largest capacity cricket ground in the country and the 3rd largest in the world. The Stadium is one of the most iconic cricket grounds in India.

Park Street... Park Street, also known as the Food Street was one of the top night life spots during the 70`s and the 80`s. The street is one of the major attractions in Kolkata and is visited by a huge number of tourist and local crowds.

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary... Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the foothills of the eastern Himalayas. The forest reserve is spread across an area of 216.51 square kilometers and is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna.

Indian Museum... Established in 1814, the Museum is the largest and the oldest museums in India. The museum contains 6 sections, split in 35 galleries and contains a plethora of various antiquities, artifacts, paintings and mummies etc. The museum was established by a Dutch botanist under the British, Dr. Nathaniel Wallich.

Marble Palace Mansion... The palatial mansion was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick. The architecture of the Marble Palace Mansion is neoclassical and is considered the best preserved sites of this style of architecture. The nearby zoo called the Marble Palace zoo is also a must visit.

Fort William... The Fort constructed in 1781 is named after King William III of England. It is the largest urban park in Kolkata. Within the Fort`s premise there lies a church, cinema, boxing stadium, market, football ground, post and telegraph office, swimming pool and firing range.

Howrah Bridge... Howrah Bridge is one of the most famous landmarks of Kolkata as it is one of the sixth longest cantilever bridge in the world. The bridge is also called the Rabindra Setu after the famous Bengali literary figure Rabindranath Tagore.

Birla Mandir... The Birla Mandir is built in white Marble and is spread over 44 katha of land. Also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, it took 26 long years to complete its construction. The gates were opened for general public after the completion of the temple in the year 1996.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple... Dakshineswar Kali Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. The temple is located on the banks of Hooghly River. The construction of the temple was started in the year 1847. It is believed that who worships Devi Bhavatarini, overcome all his sorrows and problems. The temple is spread over 25 acres of land.

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